Exception has become the rule
NGOs discuss the limitations of the Freedom of Information Law in São Paulo
Two years ago, the Freedom of Information Law came into effect with the promise of making secrecy the exception. Today, exception appears to have become the rule: the federal and state governments have systematically denied information on key areas of public administration, as the experience of Conectas has shown.
On Friday, May 16, civil society organizations will debate experiences and strategies for the proper implementation of the law. The event “Challenges of transparency” organized by Article 19, Conectas, the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) and Transparency Brazil, will take place at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) Law School (Rua Rocha, 233), at 10 AM.
The panel will be formed by Paula Martins of Article 19, Marina Atoji of Abraji, Natália Paiva of Transparency Brazil, Juana Kweitel of Conectas and Marta Machado of the FGV. Registration is not necessary.